2.29.2008

Who Do You Hate?


I may have mentioned before that Sleater Kinney's Carrie Brownstein has a music blog on NPR.org called Monitor Mix that is really a great read to add to you RSS reader. One of her latest posts, "A Plea for Banishment" talks about how a certain group of people really hate the Doors. This leads to roughly 100 comments about popular bands that people really hate, including ones I too hate, such as Nickelback, Kid Rock, Jimmy Buffet, U2 (don't hate, actually like The Joshua Tree, but just never really understood the popularity and never resonated with me), & Steeley Dan. There were other ones that I do love, including some I know I should not love, including Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and any other jam band, the entire genre of alt-country (?), Journey, REO Speedwagon, etc. Have these people no sense of irony?

My favorite quote from the comments was this:

The only thing in music that I've ever wanted to kill (rather than just not listen to) is Fine Young Cannibal's "She Drives Me Crazy" and that's so specific it's hardly worth mentioning in this context.


Agreed, but I do like "Good Thing."

What other artists do I just really loathe that other people celebrate? Let's set three ground rules: don't bother mentioning pop artists like Britney, or one-hit wonders, or pop country. They're all givens.

Me personally, besides Nickelback, I really can't stand anything emo or teeny-bopper punk pop that my cousins would listen to such as Hellogoodbye, Yellowcard (I guess anything else with a "ello" in it), Fallout Boy, Good Charlotte, ICP, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Korn, and I really don't like the Beach Boys.

Your thoughts?

5 comments:

paul said...

any band that have costumes other than kiss or gwar.
mudvayne
slipknot

also bands that just all around should be loaded into a plane and ran in to the nearest mountain...
creed
nickleback
matchbox 20
30 seconds to mars
fall out boy
panic at the disco
my chemical romance

KBO said...

Well done, Paul.

Oh, I forgot Lifehouse, which I wouldn't even mention since I was actively hating them circa 2000, but apparently they're still big because my aforementioned cousins are going to a show in DMI, and they're stoked. "Hanging By A Moment" makes my ears bleed.

...Banter said...

Dude, Manson's bitch. And the Beach Boys? You truly are a freedom-hater, hippie.

Rebecca said...

Too many people who hate country (and trust me, I hate country music) have preconceptions of alt-country. It's some really great music: Wilco. . . Uncle Tupelo. . . SunVolt. . . Ryan Adams. . .

Kathy said...

I tried hard to dig Amy Winehouse, but she's kind of a parody of herself. (Kind of meaning really.)

In the 90s, Liz Phair. I was about the right age to embrace alter-culture wholeheartedly, but yikes, that voice.